Is Egypt a rising tiger on the Nile?

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Media Outlet: Al Arabiya News

As the global investor community circles, Egypt has once again become a part of the emerging markets conversation. The real test will be how that future growth translates into tangible gains in employment and development for the Egyptian people.


Afshin Molavi is a fellow with New America's International Security program. He is also co-director of the emerge85 Lab at Johns Hopkins SAIS, an initiative that explores the rapid urbanization, unprecedented connectivity, and growing middle classes transforming Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East—collectively home to 85 percent of the world's population.